A Christmas Carol

by Patrick Barlow, adapted from the story by Charles Dickens

Showing 22 November 2019 – 11 January 2020

Creative team

Hannah Wolfe

Hannah Wolfe

(Designer)

Hannah is an exciting and innovative set and costume designer trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, originally training as a painter at Glasgow School of Art. She designs for theatre, opera, dance and film. Design credits include: Where The Wild Things Are (Mariinsky Theatre and Alexandra Palace); Frankenstein, Great Expectations, Victoria’s Knickers (National Youth Theatre); Love Of The Nightingale (Wiltshire Creative); The Wizard Of Oz (Pitlochry Festival Theatre); Eugenius! The Musical (The Other Palace); Cunning Little Vixen (Royal College of Music); Bullets Over Broadway, Lady Be Good, Bells Are Ringing (Arts Ed); Betrayal, The Government Inspector, Peer Gynt, Stay Brave, Brian Gravy (Salisbury Playhouse); Food (Finborough Theatre); Robin Hood, Where We Are (The Egg); The Odyssey (Swindon Arts Centre); King Matt, Macbeth (Lyceum Edinburgh); Neither Here Nor There (Theatre Shop, Clevedon and Tour); Hubbub (Lakeside Arts & Tour); Clause 39 (Salisbury Cathedral); After All This (Ovalhouse Theatre); Amadis De Gaule (Bloomsbury Theatre).

Richard Reeday

Richard Reeday

(Composer / Musical Director)

Richard trained at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA). Musical Director and/or Composer/ arranger credits include: Summer Holiday (Pitlochry Festival Theatre); Where Is Peter Rabbit? (Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness); Be My Baby (Leeds Playhouse); Summer Holiday (Octagon Theatre, Bolton); Babe The Sheep-Pig, Peter Pan, Quadrophenia, The History Boys (Mercury Theatre, Colchester); Singin’ In The Rain (Bolton Octagon, New Vic Theatre, Stoke, Salisbury Playhouse); Little Shop Of Horrors (Salisbury Playhouse, Mercury Theatre); Betty Blue Eyes (Mercury Theatre, Salisbury Playhouse, Leeds Playhouse, Liverpool Playhouse, UK Tour); The Hired Man (Curve, Leicester, Mercury Theatre); The Hired Man (59E59 Street Theaters, New York); The Hired Man (New Perspectives UK Tour); The Hired Man (Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness); Dolly (Curve, Leicester, New Perspectives); The Rocky Horror Show (Official European Tour); Alice In Wonderland (Nuffield Theatre, Southampton); Departure Lounge (Unity Theatre, Liverpool); The Wizard of Oz (Gateway Theatre, Chester); The Boys In The Photograph, Angels Painted Fair (LIPA); Closer Than Ever (Port Erin Arts Centre); Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party, Blues In The Night (NSTC). He has also created - and musically directed - various pantomimes for the Mercury Theatre, Colchester. As Assistant Musical Director: Sex, Chips and Rock n Roll (Royal Exchange, Manchester); William Finn’s Elegies: A Song Cycle (The Arts Theatre, London). Recordings: The Hired Man (2008 Cast Recording).

Ben Pickersgill

Ben Pickersgill

(Lighting Designer)

Ben’s lighting designs for theatre include: This House (West Yorkshire Playhouse and UK Tour); Unicorns, Almost (Bristol Old Vic and Hay Festival); The Sandman, What Was
Left (Southwark Playhouse); Company, Cabaret (Aberdeen Arts Centre); Yerma(Riverside Studios); Grimms (Greenwich Playhouse); The Light in the Piazza (Mountview); Sweeney Todd (Bridewell Theatre).

Opera credits include L’elisir d’amore (Iford Arts); The Turn of the Screw, Aurora (Bury Court Opera); Trouble in Tahiti (Opera North); L’Ospedale (Wilton’s Music Hall); La Belle Helene, Carmen, Idomeneo, Noye’s Fludde (Blackheath Halls); Snow (Opera Story);
Semele, L’Orfeo (Hampstead Garden Opera); Satyagraha and Effigies of Wickedness youth projects (English National Opera); The International Opera Awards (London Coliseum).

Ben also regularly works as associate lighting designer to some of the UK’s leading designers. Projects in this role include The Inheritance (Noel Coward Theatre and Ethel Barrymore Theater, New York); The Lehman Trilogy (Piccadilly Theatre and National
Theatre); Tree (Young Vic); The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time (Piccadilly Theatre); Elizabeth (Barbican); Trial by Jury and L’Enfant et les Sortilèges (Opera North).

James D. Reid

James D. Reid

(Sound Designer)

Sound Design credits include: Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis (Stephen Joseph Theatre and New Vic Theatre); Playground Victories (Light the Fuse); King Lear (Orange Tree Theatre); Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest (Oxford Shakespeare Company); Pericles (Pistachio Choice); Legend of the White Bear, Let It Snow (Youth Music Theatre).
Composing and MD credits for stage and television include: The Little Prince (Belfast, Calgary, Abu Dhabi); Whirlwind (Josh Andrews Productions); Greg Davies’ We Are Klang (BBC); Peston on Money (BBC); Grey’s Anatomy (ABC); CBeebies - various (BBC); CBBC - various (BBC); Big Bear & Squeak (CBC); CBeebies Australia (ABC).
Producer: The Speyside Sessions - No1. iTunes World Music Charts (USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Spain, Germany).
James is currently working on a new musical: The Diamond of Drury Lane, based on the award-winning novel by Julia Golding, with Oliver Mackwood Productions.

Matt Hutchinson

Matt Hutchinson

(Puppetry Director)

Matt designs, directs and creates puppetry and performances that use objects at their heart. He trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Previous work in theatre includes: When the Crows Visit (Kiln Theatre); The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show (MEI), Little Shop of Horrors (Storyhouse); The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Michael Grandage Company); Swallows and Amazons, The Tempest (Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre); Enid Blyton’s Secret Seven (Storyhouse); Zeraffa Giraffa (Little Angel Theatre and Omnibus Theatre); Rise & Fall (Page One Theatre); Watership Down (Watermill Theatre); The Broke ’N’ Beat Collective (Theatre Rites and 20 Stories High); Snow Child (Unicorn Theatre and Sheffield Crucible); Jane Wenham: Witch of Walkern (Out of Joint and Watford Palace); Larksong (New Vic Theatre). Other work includes television, opera, advertising, charity campaigns, music events, scientific research and training, and London 2012 Olympic Ceremonies.

Claire Nicolas

Claire Nicolas

(Costume Supervisor)

Claire is a French costume supervisor and costume maker. She studied Fashion Design in Paris at the Atelier Chardon-Savard. That’s when she discovered her love for costume and stage wear.

In 2007, she moved to London after briefly working in the French film industry. She specialised in costume supervising over the last 11 years, keeping a hand in dressmaking and designing. She has worked for some of the most famous and prestigious British institutions, including the English National Opera, the Royal Opera House, and Sadler’s Wells.

Her latest project took her to Ireland for the Wexford Opera Festival, and Maria Stuarda for OperaUpClose. She is really happy to be back at Theatre by the Lake to supervise the Summer Season 2019.